Robert C. and Linda L. Simms will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Oct. 12, 2016.
Robert C. Simms and the former Linda L. Love were married on Oct. 12, 1956, at Assembly of God Church in South Roxana. Their ceremony was officiated by Brother Twente.
Robert retired from Laclede Steel.
Linda retired from Roxana School District.
Their children are Debbie Simms of South Roxana, Patti (Simms) Dhue of Bethalto and Bobby Simms of East Alton.
The couple has five grandchildren.
In early October, the family will travel to Gatlinburg, Tenn., together to celebrate.
The couple will also travel on to Nashville, where they spent their honeymoon. They’ll be recognized during the Grand Ole Opry show and on their favorite station, 650 AM/WSM.
Their celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren.